Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sea Fog at Point Reyes

images from Point Reyes National Seashore, CA, February 2010

clusters of lilies
hang on wet hills above surf—
white ghosts in the mists

fingers of land
stretched hundreds of feet high
where deer jog the road

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Blogger Elisabeth said...

The mist here is enchanting, as if we have moved into fairyland and the deer in motion is magical. Thanks, Art.

4:24 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Thanks. More deer again, everywhere, like ravens, on this trip.

For me, this day fell into the category of, no matter what the conditions are like, you can still find something beautiful to make an image of. You just have to be ready, to keep an open mind, an open eye, and pay attention. There are lots of photographers who would say, it's too foggy to make any photos. Instead, they could go out and see what they see.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Swanee said...

Amen. What really made it for me was that the drive up was clear and sunny, and then once we got to Point Reyes it was suddenly like a separate world of fog and mystery.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

*whistles Twilight Zone theme*

Otherworldly, indeed.

And then when we got back, later, it was sunny again. Just in time for that gorgeous sunset at Stinson Beach.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

And north of Pt. Reyes, it continues, gets more mysterious...one never knows shrouded in fog when an incredible sunset will break out. We live in layers on the northern CA coast...t-shirt, sweater, vest in the morning, peel two layers off mid-day, begin adding them back on again when the sun goes over the cypress, eucalyptus in the afternoon...and then it comes back to surprise us, delight us setting. Moon set is spectacular, too. Art's photos capture so beautifully our home.


10:51 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Thanks, Pat! I have to admit, I'm feeling more and more drawn to the northern CA coast these days, no matter what the weather does.

8:49 AM  

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